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Joseph Brevard Kershaw

Joseph Brevard Kershaw, American army officer, jurist. member South Carolina. Legislature, 1852-1856; member South Carolina. Secession Convention, 1860.


  • Kershaw, Joseph Brevard was born on January 5, 1822 in Camden, South Carolina, United States. Son of Colonel John and Harrietta (Du Bose) Kershaw.

  • Career

    • President South Carolina. Senate, 1865.


    Member South Carolina. Legislature, 1852-1856. Member South Carolina.

    Secession Convention, 1860.


    • Married Lucretia Douglas, 1844, 5 children.
    • father: Colonel John Kershaw
    • mother: Harrietta (Du Bose) Kershaw
    • spouse: Lucretia Douglas
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    Died April 13, 1894
    (aged 72)